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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1515
MS M.399 fol.301v

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Bernard of Clairvaux: Vision of Christ on Cross -- Within church, Bernard of Clairvaux, nimbed, tonsured, wearing habit, kneeling, supports Christ, rayed nimbus, wearing crown of thorns and short loincloth, descending from tau cross with plaque inscribed INRI.
Scene framed by border decorated with flowers, including viola, and inhabited by butterflies and snail.

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